Air Iceland Connect de Havilland Dash 8-400 Experiences Engine Failure


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An Air Iceland Connect de Havilland Dash 8-400, performing flight from Reykjavik to Egilsstadir (Iceland) with 40 passengers and 4 crew, was climbing out of Reykjavik’s runway 31 when the crew stopped the climb at 6000 feet, shut the right hand engine down and returned to Reykjavik for a safe landing on runway 01 about 25 minutes after departure.

The airline reported soon after takeoff the right hand engine failed and was shut down. The aircraft returned safely.

A replacement Dash 8-400 registration TF-FXB reached Egilsstadir as flight NY-1336 with a delay of 2 hours.